BUILDING MATERIALS, INDUSTRY WITH HIGH INTERNATIONAL POTENTIAL

BUILDING MATERIALS, INDUSTRY WITH HIGH INTERNATIONAL POTENTIAL

BUILDING MATERIALS, INDUSTRY WITH HIGH INTERNATIONAL POTENTIAL

The building materials industry is an undeniable mainstay of growth. It represents an essential vector for export development thanks to a rich production that meets the sectorial and infrastructural needs of several countries.
The industry is performing well with  1.99  billion dirhams (~ 213  Million Dollars), worth of exports by  900  industrial operators in 2018.


KEY CUSTOMER MARKETS

INDUSTRY BUILT ON WELL ESTABLISHED SUB-SECTORS

INDUSTRY BUILT ON WELL ESTABLISHED SUB-SECTORS


The sector is driven by five ecosystems:
•  Cement sector: household waste recovery, around 4 major locomotive companies;
•  Prefabricated sector: with the prospect of an up-market construction segment in the Kingdom with increased use of modern techniques;
•  Marble sector: with a privileged asset constituted by the national reserves;
•  Steel sector: with a logic of integrated development of the value chain
•  Ceramic sector: on the tile and sanitary trades, targeting at the heart the problem of the cost of energy.
    The building materials sector is experiencing a significant development with various products exported including :
     - Non powdered cements
    - Sinks, washbasins, washbasin columns, bathtubs, bidets, toilet bowls
    - Normal or moderate portland cement
    INDUSTRY BUILT ON WELL ESTABLISHED SUB-SECTORS

    ECOSYSTEMS

    BUILDING MATERIALS, TRANSVERSE VISION

    BUILDING MATERIALS, TRANSVERSE VISION

    Led and strengthened by Morocco’s industrial acceleration plan, the building materials industry aims to make a positive impact of more than 4.8 Billion Dirhams (~ 495 Million US Dollars) on the trade balance on the short run. This projection is the sum of an estimated 3.5 billion dirhams (~ 361 Million US Dollars) of exports and 1.3 billion dirhams (~ 134 million US dollars) worth of import substitution. These figures clearly show the strategic orientation of the industry towards export thanks to several assets, including:
    Many trade agreements facilitating exports around the world are signed.
    • Commercial and free trade agreements with more than 100 countries
    • Only African country having a free trade agreement with the United States
    Morocco is a connected platform located only 14  km from Europe with the best maritime connectivity in Africa
    • 19  international airports throughout the Kingdom
    • 14  ports with cutting-edge infrastructures dedicated to trade and export including the port of Tanger Med which is connected to 186 ports worldwid.
    • Motorway network of over 1800  kilometers, and a rail network of 2200 kilometers with the 1st High Speed ​​Train in Africa. 
    Attractive incentives to promote exports with approved state support:
    • Free zones and dedicated offshore platforms
    • Customs and administrative facilitations
    • Support programs for exporters
     2nd
    maritime connectivity in Africa & 22nd worldwide
     186
    ports in 77 countries are connected
    to Tanger Med
     +100
    trade agreements with countries
    in the EU, NAFTA and the AfCFTA

    MAIN EXPORT PLAYERS

    Morocco’s Investment and Export Development Agency services

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